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Between World War I and World War II, Germany suffered "hyperinflation," whereby its currency essentially became worthless. The causes of this are numerous and complex, but most economics to ascribe the currency crisis to the financial strain of war reparations under the Versailles Treaty, which prevented the country from reinvesting in its industry and agriculture so that it could recover from the devastation of World War I.

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